How Hookup... Get Wet
You can't take a dip in the Hudson. You can't splash around in the East River. You're probably not a member of a private club with a rooftop pool (if you are, call us!). But you CAN take your date swimming in NYC -- for free -- and the options are plentiful.
New York plays host to 54 outdoor pools, open for the summer through Labor Day -- so you now have a way to get a tan and get to know someone at the same time. All you have to do is check out the Parks and Recreation website and find a swimming hole that works for both of you: Enter a zip code and, depending on how much of a sweat you want to work up, search for locations "Very close to," "Not that far from," or "A healthy jog from" your jumping-off point. Easy as pie -- just don't forget your bathing suit.
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Open until Labor Day (September 6).
General hours of operation: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.